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bookStack 0.3.5

0.3.5 announcement of the Firefox extension bookStack.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with bookStack on its page it’s now up to 0.3.5 and pretty good with respect to features, stability, and customizability.

Also of note is that the Netscape browser is finally going away which means that there will no longer be a Link Pad as Netscape 9 had. As of February that browser is no more.

A quick rundown of where the extension is now and where it will likely go in the following months:

Added drag & drop support, support for customized viewing options, more sidebar control of useful preferences. A lot of code cleanup, as well. The 0.3.X branch has mainly focused on stability and better integration into the browser.

What’s next? Probably will look at multiple-stack support where the user can easily switch between stacks, add stacks, remove, and merge stacks. The goal there is to allow multiple ‘projects’ to be handled simultaneously through the stack archetype.

I’d like to look at adding a context menu to the sidebar. There may not be enough items to justify it, but that will depend, at least in part, on how the multi-stack ends up being implemented.

And sooner or later (sorry to those who have requested it already) I’d like to get this running with Firefox 3. There are still some instabilities from what I can tell with the Fx3 code that make me wary of going too far in porting bookStack over, but the code is much cleaner for bookStack as I can finally shed the RDF quirkiness and use the utensils Firefox 3 offers for managing the bookmarks.

Thanks for all the feedback on bookStack and I hope to continue to develop it and help make it easier for people to optimize their browsing.


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